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Descriptor in English: Skin
Descriptor in Spanish: Piel
Descriptor in Portuguese: Pele
Descriptor in French: Peau
Tree number(s): A17.815
Scope note: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Annotation: for animal tissue in wound ther see note on BIOLOGICAL DRESSINGS; inflammation = DERMATITIS & its specifics; dryness of skin: index under SKIN DISEASES & do not interpret as XERODERMA see ICHTHYOSIS without clues from text
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: /transplantation was SKIN TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was SKIN/transplantation 1966-89
See also the descriptors: Dermatologic Agents MeSH
Keratinocytes MeSH
Skin Manifestations MeSH
DeCS UI: 13248
Descriptor UI: D012867
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Skin - Preferred
Concept UI M0019925
Scope note The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Preferred term Skin



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